New FBO at KPWM Receives Award

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MAC Air Group is honored to have been chosen the New Business of the Year Award for 2016 given by the City of South Portland, ME.

The City of South Portland’s Economic Development Committee administers a Business Awards Program that recognizes outstanding businesses within the community on an annual basis.

Businesses are chosen based on their accomplishments and achievements, which may include demonstrated excellence through one or more of the following: Exceptional growth; creation of jobs; innovative products or services; exemplary customer service; exemplary employer; and/or contributions to the community.

The Award Categories are as follows:

Small Business of the Year, New Business of the Year, Community Impact Award, Business Leader of the Year, Business of the Year

Jane Eberle, Director of Business Partnerships for the South Portland School Department, President of the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Community of Commerce, and former state legislator, presented the Carusos with the New Business Award at the ceremony. Said Eberle about the event, “I had the pleasure of introducing Al and Alysan Caruso at the South Portland Economic Development Awards ceremony. It was an honor to recognize their 60 years in the aviation industry in Maine, the impact their family has had on the industry for decades, the luck of South Portland for finally attracting Mac Air Group to the South Portland side of the runway at the Portland International Jet Port – and a fervent hope that we will all be invited to their next Hangar Dance!”

In 2016, MAC Air Group opened a 30,000 sq. ft. heated hangar and modern Fixed Based Operation at Portland Jetport that personifies all that Maine has to offer in terms of service, comfort and personalized attention. The decor of the building, from fireplace to exercise room to pilot quiet lounge serves aviation with the white glove approach offered only in major metropolitan areas. In addition, the ‘fuel farm’ provides fuel for all sizes of aircraft coming to Portland with attractive prices and incentives for purchase.

The new location of MAC Jets enables travelers to bypass the congested terminal side of the airport providing fast and easy access to Portland and environs with our jet-side car service, crew cars and rental cars so that meetings and vacations can begin upon engine shutdown. Employee hiring has grown by 27% in 2016 alone, with more positions opening in 2017.

MAC Air Group has been providing aviation services for over 57 years with their product offerings evolving to encompass maintenance, piston aircraft sales, jet aircraft sales, aircraft management, charter sales, jet shared ownership and, now, hangar storage and fuel. Now, with the new operation in South Portland, expansion of all phases of business is anticipated with subsequent growth in personnel. MAC Air Group is located at 100 Aviation Boulevard, South Portland, ME 04106 207-780-1811 UNICOM 130.925

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